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Chapter 18. Advanced Text Layout > Understanding Advanced Text Controls

18.1. Understanding Advanced Text Controls

The organization and use of the advanced text layout APIs is different from much of what's been covered in this book, so it merits a short overview. Up until this point, I've been covering functionality provided by classes and groups of classes in the Flash Player API. For example, to use text with a TextField, all that is required is that you import and use the TextField class. The advanced text controls covered in this chapter, however, have been split into two parts.

The Flash Text Engine, or FTE, is an addition to Flash Player 10. Like you've seen throughout the book, the capabilities of Flash Player are made available to programmers through classes and functions in the Flash Player API. The Flash Text Engine is available to programmers through the classes in the flash.text.engine package. Using these classes, you can take advantage of all the new capabilities of the text engine.


  

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